Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter lovers rejoice. These Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are full of your favorite hazelnut spread, chocolate chips and of course, peanut butter!

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Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

What, cookies? I thought you were supposed to be posting healthy recipes. Well, I am. But it’s been a few weeks since I shared a dessert recipe so I figured I’d share these tasty cookies today. You aren’t complaining, are you?

I didn’t think so.

Peanut butter. Nutella. Two of my favorite things. Not necessarily together. Together or apart, I love ‘em both. I keep a jar of peanut butter in my desk at work. I’ve been known to have it sitting on top of my desk, plastic spoon sticking out of it. That’s right, I’ll eat it right out of the jar. That’s how I roll. Oh so not only do I like eating peanut butter out of a jar, I also just so happen to like cooking with it. And eating it. Savory or sweet, I do not discriminate. If you love peanut butter like me, then you’ll love this Thai Peanut Sauce with Whole Wheat Noodles. Or this Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream.

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I made these cookies on a whim a few weeks ago. I was in the mood for a peanut butter treat. Surprise surprise. I wanted to make something different than the typical peanut butter cookie so I figured why not stuff the cookies with Nutella?

Great idea. Not so great assembly. At least not for me, anyways. First attempt at making stuffed cookies was quite messy. There was Nutella all over the place. Some of the cookies looked more like Nutella swirled cookies rather than Nutella stuffed cookies. But in the end, these cookies were winners. They tasted great. Ken liked them. Worked liked them. I did my deed of putting smiles on peoples faces. Oh the power of the cookie!

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Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ C unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ C all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • About ¾ C Nutella
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the peanut butter, egg, sugars, vanilla extract and melted butter.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on low until combined.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Place the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Line two baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. If using foil, lightly spray with cooking spray.
  7. Roll the dough into 1 tsp balls and then flatten. palce about ½ tsp of Nutella on the center of the flattened dough. Place another flattened piece of dough over the top of the nutella and then roll into a ball. Place the dough balls onto the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are crisp and the tops begin to slightly crack. If your dough does not start to flatten after about 5 minutes of baking, gently press down a little with a wooden spoon.
  9. Allow to cool before serving.
Notes
Peanut butter cookie base adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cookies

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Comments

  1. says

    These look so good Julie! Love stuffed cookies especially peanut butter and nutella with chocolate – yours look so nice and thick! Love this combination :)

  2. says

    Julie, I am like, you I keep peanut butter at my desk, too! These cookies sound wonderful – two fantastic flavors in one, I think so! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Hope you are having a great week!

  3. says

    These are definitely winners!! In every way. Peanut butter and nutella sounds like a great combination. I made nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies last week too and chilling the nutella before stuffing the cookies helped with the messiness.

    • says

      Thanks for the tip, Zainab! Gonna have to try that sometime. I had another idea for a cookie come to me last night that involves stuffing a cookie with peanut butter! I bet it will be easier to used slightly chilled peanut butter as well!

    • says

      Oh I know what you mean. I cannot pass up cookies either! On Fridays, the branch bakes cookies to give out to the customers. We can smell the cookies in the accounting department while they are baking. They smell so GOOD and always make me want to go get one. Sometimes I do, especially if the make the double chocolate chunk cookies!

  4. says

    Peanut butter and nutella?? Two of my very favorites! I’m definitely not complaining about these babies breaking my healthy resolutions/marathon training/whatever you name it. I want them and I want them NOW ;–) xxx

  5. says

    Julie, these sound great! Did you recently redo your blog design? It looks more fresh and feminine than I remember. Off to pin these yummy cookies. We’re HUGE Nutella fans :)

    • says

      Hi Jelli!
      Thanks so much for stopping by. These cookies were da bomb! LOL
      I redid my header last week. I just changed the color of “This Gal Cooks” and then added the little pink circle with the fork. Thanks so much for the compliment! :)

  6. says

    So I made these but they came out so dry and crumbly. It was so difficult to get the Nutella to stay inside. I tried pinching the edges and then rolling. Any suggestions to help with being crumbly and hard to roll? It seemed more moist until I put it in the freezer but I didn’t try rolling until after they were in there. They were still yummy though.

    • says

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I’m so sorry that they turned out dry and crumbly for you. I did not have that problem but I did have the problem with the Nutella, as I mentioned in the post. I made a complete mess! A couple of readers suggested putting the Nutella in the fridge to firm it up to make stuffing the cookies easier.

      As far as the cookies being crumbly or dry goes, you could reduce the flour a little or add some more peanut butter. You could also skip the freezer/cooling part. If you try the recipe again with changes, please let me know if it works for you! :)

    • says

      I wouldn’t recommend it. I don’t ever use salted butter – I hear it can make a recipe taste too salty, even if you skip the extra added salt. But if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  7. Jayme says

    I’m not really sure what happened with my dough. It came out of the freezer quite crumbly and difficult to work with. When I tried to roll it into balls it just fell apart in my hands. Maybe because of the melted butter instead of just softened? I’m not sure. Once I got them to stick together they seemed to come out okay though!

    • says

      I’m not sure. I didn’t really have this problem but maybe you could try letting them thaw a little so the fats soften a little for better rolling. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know how the recipe worked for you. I appreciate the feedback! :)

  8. Kristen says

    Made these today and they turned out great. I made a few small tweaks to the recipe. Instead of melted butter I used room temperature butter. I also chilled the dough in the fridge instead of the freezer to avoid it becoming crumbley. I also skipped the cooking spray on the baking sheets since there is plenty of butter and oil from the peanut butter to prevent sticking.

    The one alteration I made that work so well was to take small scoops of the Nutella and putting them on a baking sheet then freezing them. Once they were frozen it was very easy to stick them in the middle of the dough and rolling it into a ball to bake. Less mess, less hassle, and the Nutella then melted inside the confines of the cookie.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • says

      Hi Kristen! Thank you for letting me know that you tried these out. And thanks SO MUCH for the recommendation on freezing the Nutella first. I have another stuffed cookie type recipe idea that involves peanut butter and I think freezing the peanut butter first would make life easier for this particular recipe. Definitely going to use your method the next time I make stuffed cookies. :)

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